NFC's are hard to beat right now of you want a rod to build from scratch. I have a 904, 905, 1002 and an 1164 noodle rod. I could feel a fish make a decision on these.
I should have clarified...yes they still build blanks for rod builders. Over the counter finished, not anymore.Go to facebook and look up eagle creek rods, hes a sage dealer as well as a builder, and yes there still building blanks.
A guy can dream though right? I know now that when I get the chance to upgrade I will at least take a good hard look at some of these custom build options. Really want to see how far up the $$$ scale I need to go to slide into one of these. Not to mention the benefit of supporting a local builder. Been happy to date with my current over the counter setup but the guides seem less and less smooth. Really like the look of these double coils I'm seeing and from what I'm hearing it sounds like that's the way to go. Smooth.Too rich for my blood.
LOL...thats like comparing your Edge to a Convergence rod...not even the same. Completely different technology in all those rods you mentioned. Si blanks are heavier btw in comparable length.lol sage should stick to fly blanks. theyr gear rods and blanks are nothing to brag about they seem heavyer and slower action compared to nfc hm or si blank
ebay has the gear blanks for about 350Where?
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They have a limited lifetime guarantee, a very big differenceCheck out the Temple Fork Outfitter salmon rods at Sportsman's. They use those blanks and have Gary's name on them. They also have a lifetime warranty with a 48 garaunteed turn around after it arrives in their shop.